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ION Science has created a series of application-specific Guides to inform you of the hazardous gases found within the industry, and the ideal monitoring tools we have available to detect them.
Download any of the Guides in the series so far by clicking on the links below:
The benzene Guides are designed to provide general benzene information, benzene related health issues and benzene legislation, lastly focusing on product discussion and the best monitoring solution for your problem.
It outlines important considerations such as humidity and contamination. Alongside different types of detection tools; personal, portable and fixed:
- The Basics of Benzene
- Benzene Legislation
- PID Buyers Guide for Benzene Monitoring
- A Guide to Benzene Related Health Issues
- A Complete Guide to Benzene
The humidity Guides are designed to highlight the importance of understanding humidity and how humidity interference could be affecting your PID results:
- Humidity Interference in VOC Measurements
- A Guide to Detecting VOCs in Humid Environments
Fire / Arson Investigation Guides:
The Guides are designed to summarise Fire/Arson Investigation and the possible options for investigating a fire scene:
- A Guide to Detecting Accelerants for Fire/Arson Investigators
- A Guide to Accelerant Detection Tools for Fire/Arson Investigation
Subsurface Gas Guides:
The three Guides in the series are designed to assist in understanding Soil/Ground Gask Risks, Ground-Gas Explosions and Monitoring Subsurface Gas. The guides outline the need for continuous, unattended monitoring:
- A Guide to Soil/Ground Gas Risk.
- A Guide to Monitoring Subsurface Gas.
- A Guide to Understanding Ground Gas Explosions.
Air Quality Guides:
The air quality guides focus on the importance of monitoring air quality within the built environment:
- A Guide To Understanding Air Quality Monitoring Within The Built Environment
- A Guide to Understanding the Benefits of Monitoring VOCs Within Air Quality
Aromatic Gas Guides:
This series of guides covers how aromatic gases occur, the specific dangers associated with them and finally how a fixed photoionisation detection (PID) system can be a useful additional monitoring tool to assist in their detection:
Our series of VOC detection guides explain firstly what VOCs are and the potential danger that they pose to society. Secondly, they look at the different methods which can be used to detect them including PID (photoionisation detection) and finally they will look at the different applications in which PID can be used to detect VOCs:
- What is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)?
- Is air quality poor in the built environment?
- VOCs - Issues in heavy industries
Soil Remediation Guides:
The Soil Remediation Guides are designed to summarise environmental remediation and the health risks from contaminated land. Along with outlining important considerations such as contamination:
- A buyer’s guide to measuring VOCs in soil remediation
- Photoionisation Detection (PID) for Soil Remediation
Hazardous Material Transportation Guides:
Our series of Hazardous Material Transportation guides explain the potential risk factors and the many possible dangers that can result in accidents occurring via their transportation. PIDs allow first responders to identify the dangerous conditions of an area. At the scene of an accident, PID sensors can monitor the ambient air for parts per million (ppm) concentrations of the (TVOCs) to evaluate the danger:
- A Guide On The Dangers Of Hazardous Materials Transportation
- A Guide On Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Spill Response
- A Guide On How can PID instruments assist First Responders in a HAZMAT emergency incidents?
- ION Science supplies 300 Tiger VOC detectors to Germany's federal office Civil Protection & Disaster Assistance
Toxic Gases Within A Laboratory Environment Guides:
Our series of Toxic Gases In A Laboratory Environment guides explain the potential risk factors where experiments or research is carried out toxic gas are likely to be present. Gases originating from aldehydes or alcohols e.g. ethanol, isopropanol and formaldehyde are commonly found due to the type of work being done. It is important that these gases are monitored regularly and accurately to ensure the air quality of the people that are working there and also the important work that is being done in this environment remains unaffected.
- A Guide On The Importance Of Monitoring Toxic Gases Within A Laboratory Environment
- A Guide On Reducing Volatile Organic Compounds Within IVF Laboratories
Leak Detection Guides:
Our series of Leak Detection Guides explain the wide variety of gases found within a pharmaceutical or medical laboratory. Many have no taste, colour or smell, which makes it difficult to tell if a gas leak is present. A gas leak from a cylinder or fixed pipe gas system poses a series risk that can cause a potentially fatal incident or hazard within a laboratory environment.
- A Guide To Gases Found Within Pharmaceutical & Bioanalytical Laboratories
- A Guide On Leak Detection In Biotechnology Laboratories
Urban Air Quality Guides:
Gases and particulates arising from human activity face exactly the same processes as those realised naturally: being either photochemically oxidised and-or in forming and condensing on particulates which ultimately fall out as dust or rain. However, the sheer volume of certain ‘primary pollutants’ discharged by human activity can be hazardous in itself, as well as in generating ‘secondary pollutants’ through various reactions.
Toluene is the common name for methylbenzene, a commercially important intermediate chemical produced throughout the world in enormous quantities. The general population is exposed to toluene mainly through inhalation of vapour in ambient air or from cigarette smoke. Apart from risks associated with occupational exposure, toluene poses special hazards to glue-sniffers, who intentionally abuse solvent mixtures containing this chemical.
- A Guide On The Basics Of Toluene
- A Guide On Detecting Toluene, A Member Of The BTEX Family
Propylene Oxide Guides:
Propylene oxide is used in the production of polyethers (the primary component of polyurethane foams) and propylene glycol. Short-term exposure to propylene oxide by humans and animals can cause eye and respiratory tract irritation. Dermal contact can cause skin irritation and necrosis in humans. Propylene oxide is also a mild central nervous system (CNS) depressant in humans.
- A Guide On The Basics Of Propylene Oxide
- A Guide On How Is Propylene Oxide Used In The Manufacture Of Polyurethane Foam Rubber?